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by captainsmirk
Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Universe for ACTA's
Replies: 449
Views: 46241

Now, all silliness aside. The three systems will be incompatible for several reasons, Story wise it makes no sense, Rule while they aren't designed to play together and you get Earth Force Lasers cutting Constitution Class Cruisers in half on the first shot because of the Beam weapon rule. And last...
by captainsmirk
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Ship classes, sizes and scales
Replies: 24
Views: 4719

This is the odd duck out of the lot, I have to agree the Omega "destroyer"is a battleship of the line in every way, I just don't get why it's called a destroyer in the first place. (Yeah I know Star Wars :evil: ) I would buy the redefinition of the term destroyer if the other races hadn't had destr...
by captainsmirk
Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Ship classes, sizes and scales
Replies: 24
Views: 4719

I've always though that at least when it came to to the Earthforce ships there was at least a plausible progression in place (whether by accident or design on the developers parts...). Prior to the Minbari War they seem to rely primarily on a strong force of cruisers supported by a few dreadnoughts ...
by captainsmirk
Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Ship design rules?
Replies: 8
Views: 2447

It might be easier to start with the old 2nd Edition B5 rules and incorporating parts of the new rules (depending on how extensively this have changed).


Nick
by captainsmirk
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: New League Races
Replies: 10
Views: 1631

I'll admit that whatever the explanation, I just don't like the Dilgar design (but that's just my personal opinion). On the AoG ships they look aggressive because everything is directed forwards, lots of guns, spikes, everything all pointed straight at you. Probably the same reason why I like there:...
by captainsmirk
Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: New League Races
Replies: 10
Views: 1631

I have to say I've never really liked that Dilgar design it just doesn't seem aggressive enough for the Dilgar (not to mention being mostly hollow), the fighter is ok but I definitely prefer the AoG Dilgar designs. Sierra seem to have had a thing for insubstantial ships the Dilgar, Abbai and Grome s...
by captainsmirk
Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Leather cover? Is it real?
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

So dead tree interior, dead cow exterior...

Its carbon neutral!!! :P


Nick
by captainsmirk
Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Are Shadow Fighter Abilities Reasonable
Replies: 28
Views: 3530

I'm not entirely sure what you expect to come of this. As the game is no longer supported the stats aren't going to change, at least not officially. :? If you think that Shadow fighters are too weak then change them to something you think is better, there's even less stopping you from doing this now...
by captainsmirk
Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Victory at Sea: Cold War
Replies: 21
Views: 5231

The Hermes is the Centaur-class Aircraft Carrier on the list since I believe she was the only ship of that type (even though she wasn't actually the same as the rest of the class, she was originally planned as one of them and still based on the same design) still in service in the 1980-1990 time per...
by captainsmirk
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Fighters
Replies: 11
Views: 1707

I should point out that that ship is actually the Kirishiac Lordship, the Thoughtforce is the giant caltrop. I believe Mongoose mixed the pictures up. I could accept the change over (the races were never identified in the show anyway so its all invented by AoG) if not for the fact that the Mongoose ...
by captainsmirk
Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Space Minis
Replies: 23
Views: 4032

Ah ....Sounds like the Devastator mini had an interesting history and explains why a few of the other ships in the range have a cylon look. If your interested in the background to the designs, background info and B5Wars SCSs are all still available at Todd's old site. http://ravensbranch.allen.com/...
by captainsmirk
Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Space Minis
Replies: 23
Views: 4032

Could even be a cylon warship. Funnily enough thats exactly what it was originally designed as... A whiles back Todd produced a whole series of B5Wars designs for the original series of BSG a number of which (Devastator included) have subsequently appeared in the Hydrodyne Aeronautics range. Indeed...
by captainsmirk
Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Sheridan cheated!
Replies: 16
Views: 3045

Since Sheridan never did the same suicidally insane thing twice (apart from jumping from a great height without a parachute), there need be no specific description about what is being done, but players are free to use their imaginations. :D In his defence both of those were done under the ten secon...
by captainsmirk
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: B5-Third Imperium crossover
Replies: 20
Views: 2509

The "triangle thing" is called a triluminary, the Minbari had three of them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triluminary Although thinking about it as one of them is presumably the one Sinclair takes back with him, there are only actually two and two of them are in fact the same one... :shock: Nick
by captainsmirk
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: B5-Third Imperium crossover
Replies: 20
Views: 2509

Dave Chase wrote:Mimbari
Its an N!!! Its an N!!!

:lol:

I'll get my coat...


Nick
by captainsmirk
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Balvarin Spotting
Replies: 27
Views: 3371

On the Blue Star size thing as mentioned in the image shown the Blue Star is actually between the White Star and the camera and so appears larger. Its shown as being small enough for one man (Sheridan) to fly by himself and I think must have been able to fit in B5s landing bay (although I can't reme...
by captainsmirk
Sun May 10, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: French Military Success
Replies: 92
Views: 10504

Another Swabian?! The ex was Swabian too, funnily enough, LOL. Anyway, I do endlessly steal the Michael out of the Welsh, especially my best friend but for all that I might say this, Wales isn't and never has been part of England and it takes decades to get a level of expertise suitable for battlef...
by captainsmirk
Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Why not Dune?
Replies: 105
Views: 41074

Re: Why not Dune?

That is what my friend read on the internet. :lol: :lol: :lol: Sorry that's one of the most amusing things I've read in a while... Not saying that what you said isn't true, I haven't got a clue about that, its just that the above statement isn't the greatest supporting comment with which to back it...
by captainsmirk
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Babylon 5 and the Draft
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

I thought it was that the White Stars were crewed by Rangers, and supported by Religious caste, because the Warrior caste wouldn't support the Rangers when Sinclair took over and allowed humans in to the ranks. In essence, not their true role but they filled the gap when needed. As I understand the...
by captainsmirk
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Boresight question
Replies: 11
Views: 2398

Probably some one wearing purple...


Nick